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Colorado College moves to remote learning this semester due to COVID-19

Posted at 1:20 PM, Sep 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-01 19:33:55-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado College announced Tuesday afternoon students are moving to remote learning for the remainder of the fall semester.

The announcement came as more positive COVID-19 cases are being confirmed on the campus. On Saturday, the college learned of six students whose tests also came back positive and brought the total number of student cases to 10.

As a result, students in South and Mathias halls began quarantining for 14 days on Saturday, Aug. 29. These students are receiving meals and daily check-ins by the campus.

The college said Monday a staff member who worked in Spencer Center came back as positive and was last on campus on Aug. 27.

The school offers a Block Plan that runs for three and a half weeks and as Block 1 is ending, the school said they will be making an announcement Thursday for students who were planning to be on campus for Blocks 2, 3 and 4.

The school said students who are not currently under quarantine should prepare to leave campus by the end of Block 1, which is scheduled to end on Sept. 16.

Before the semester began, Colorado College established a policy that requires testing at regular intervals for students who live on and off-campus and requires social distancing.

A student who tested positive did not follow that protocol when they arrived on campus on Aug. 14, exposing students in Loomis Hall and causing 155 students to quarantine for two weeks. This quarantine period ended for these students Sunday.

For more information on the college's COVID-19 response, click here.